There are several different ways that an author reveals information about a character in a text. An author reveals information about a character through: 

  • physical traits 
  • actions 
  • thoughts 
  • dialogue and interactions with other characters 

Below are some steps for this week’s challenge. 

STEP 1: CHOOSE two characters that you would like to compare and contrast 

STEP 2: TALK ABOUT IT using the questions below:  

  • What are the similarities and differences between their _______? (physical traits, actions, etc.) 
  • How are these ______ alike and different? (physical traits, actions, etc.) 
  • Which similarities do you think are most important? 
  • Are there any details that are unique to one character and not the other? Why do you think that is? 

STEP 3: WRITE OR DRAW IT in a worksheet. You can make your own or use some of the worksheets following templates Character Comparison SheetDouble Bubble Compare and Contrast Organizer (page 2)

STEP 4: POST IT. Send us a picture of your character comparison to the Week #7 Reading Challenge post located in the Reading & Compassion Challenge Facebook Group by Monday, May 25th, at 5 PM. 

STEP 5: COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE:  Complete it. To complete your submission, send us your reading log via Facebook Direct Message. This is very important; we do not want you to submit your personal information publicly. If you can’t send it through Facebook Direct Message, please send it to Jessica Torres at jtorres@familiesinschools.org by Monday, May 25th, at 5 PM.   

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